When General Engineering major, Jobana W., decided to enroll in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, it would not be an easy commute: Jobana’s home is in Yokohama, Japan! But for Jobana, the destination was worth the journey.
“I looked for multiple schools who had the majors I am interested in, and then I found ASU. ASU is amazing! As I continued to do research, I learned about the Polytechnic Campus and I realized this was the environment that I wanted for my studies.”
As an Engineering student, Jobana will have the chance to be involved in a variety of hands-on projects, working in interdisciplinary teams to solve real-world problems. This is especially exciting when students bring their own diverse educations and backgrounds into the mix. Having lived on the other side of the globe, Jobana can offer a unique perspective.
Jobana chose Arizona State University over several other noteworthy schools, including the University of Arizona, the University of British Columbia, and CSU Long Beach. “I chose ASU because of the abundant opportunities that I saw here, including such things as student organizations and the Grand Challenge Scholars Program, which I am currently a part of.” She adds that Barrett, the Honors College, was one of the biggest attractions. “Once I was accepted into the Honors College, it sealed the deal!”
Initially, Jobana says, her biggest concern was making new friends. But her ASU friends have already become like a family to her, and she credits the Barrett Honors College Retreat. “After the Barrett Retreat I had so many close friends! My friends are like a family!”
Jobana’s ultimate goal is to become an entrepreneur and to own her own business. Her experience at the Polytechnic School is crucial in laying the foundation for her future. She is now hoping to encourage others to enroll. “Poly Barrett is the best! I am trying to recruit other people to come to ASU! I feel safe on the Poly campus and I love it here.”